Jailbreakers Want to Get Ahead of Apple in Finding Exploits

Chronic Dev explains that Apple uses their iTunes-based crash reporting system in order to find these jailbreak exploits before they are released into the wild.

Replace the word “jailbreak” in the above sentence with “security”. Both parties want to find the same security vulnerabilities that can be used to run unsigned code. Apple wants to fix these problems; the Chronic Dev team wants to exploit them.

In order to avoid losing exploits in the future, the Chronic Dev team has announced a bold move: they want to sidestep Apple, install software onto your computer, and re-route crash reports to the jailbreak development team.

It’s up to you to decide if this is something you regard as noble and useful, or as potentially dangerous.